The Furman Paladins have added the South Carolina State Bulldogs and Richmond Spiders to their 2026 and 2027 schedules, it was announced Thursday.
Each collection will probably be home-and-home preparations, with the Mid-Japanese Athletic Convention (MEAC) Bulldogs touring to Paladin Stadium in Greenville for the primary of two earlier than the collection shifts to Oliver C. Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg in 2027. Furman and SC State have performed battle 17 occasions on the soccer area, with Furman having received 12.
Furman will load the buses for Robins Stadium in Richmond in 2026, with the Spiders returning the favor in 2027. The Paladins and Spiders haven’t confronted off because the 2004 FCS (then 1-AA) playoffs, which Furman received as a part of a three-game win streak towards Richmond. The Paladins are a part of the Southern Convention, of which the Spiders have been members from 1936-1975. Richmond is presently within the Coastal Athletic Affiliation (CAA).
“These are nice regional rivalry video games towards excellent establishments we ought to be enjoying,” stated Furman coach Clay Hendrix. “We’ve had some large video games towards S.C. State through the years, and Furman and Richmond have each received nationwide (FCS) championships — an achievement that’s very uncommon amongst non-public faculties.”